Apology Letter to the Native American Church members in regards to the Inclusion of the Peyote sacrament in Santa Cruz's Resolution to Decriminalize Entheogenic Plants and Fungi
Decriminalize Santa Cruz (DSC) apologizes for our lack of cultural sensitivity surrounding the Peyote cacti (Lophophora williamsii) and discounting Indigenous consultation in the process of decriminalizing entheogenic plants and fungi. We recognize that the inclusion of the Peyote cacti in our resolution is dangerous because it may contribute to the ongoing Peyote crisis in the sacred gardens of South Texas forgenerations to come.
Declaration of Brotherhood and Support to Indigenous Leadership regarding the “Sacred Hikuri-Peyote”
Pronouncement of the Wixárika Regional Council for the Defense of Wirikuta ~ Wednesday, May 13, 2020 ~ Tuxpan de Bolaños, Jalisco, Mexico
Declaration of Brotherhood and Support to Indigenous Leadership regarding the “Sacred Hikuri-Peyote” for Indigenous Tribes of the United States of North America organized as:the “National Council of Native American Churches” (NCNAC) and the “Indigenous Peyote Conservation Initiative” (IPCI).
Note: At a press conference held on December 8, 2020, by the Consejo Regional Wixárika for the Defense of Wirikuta, they proclaimed this document to have been altered and invalidated it. They announced to the press and the public that they are against the decriminalization of peyote in Mexico, the United States and in Canada. We apologize for any confusion. The press reports of their conference have been posted in our news section.